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Lyle Mays on discovering a musical high point, forming a band and more…

In late 2015, the label SWR Jazzhaus released a live Lyle Mays concert recording taken from 1993. Recorded while on tour for his “Fictionary” release, the band consisted of Mays on Piano, bassist Marc Johnson, saxophonist Bob Sheppard and drummer Mark Walker. And although this concert was recorded as part of the German Ludwigsburger Festival, it never saw the light of the day until last year – 22 years after the fact. Read moreRead more


The Traneumentary: Dave Schroeder (commentary)

There are great albums and then there are GREAT albums.

NYU Director of Jazz Studies Dave Schroeder fondly discusses John Coltrane’s playing and the beauty of “Lush Life” from one of his all-time favorite albums: Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane. Read moreRead more


The Traneumentary: Anton Fig (commentary)

Elvin Jones’ drumming featured on the John Coltrane Quartet recording A Love Supreme is legendary. Listen to drummer Anton Fig (Late Night with David Letterman) talk about Elvin’s masterful play on this commentary podcast episode from The Traneumentary series. Read moreRead more


Jim Hall and Pat Metheny Duo Redux

In 1999, guitarists Pat Metheny and Jim Hall released a historic duo recording. The result was a fulfilling musical meeting featuring the father of modern jazz guitar and one of his most skilled disciples who has achieved his own legendary status. Read moreRead more